Roper Industries, Inc. ( ROP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 24, 2015. Shareholders who purchased ROP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $172.13, the dividend yield is .58%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROP was $172.13, representing a -1.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $174.19 and a 35.8% increase over the 52 week low of $126.75.
ROP is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ). ROP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.4. Zacks Investment Research reports ROP's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 6.48%, compared to an industry average of 11.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ROP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ROP as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Water Resource Port ( PHO )
- PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO )
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
- PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio ( PZD )
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is CZA with an increase of 4.38% over the last 100 days. PHO has the highest percent weighting of ROP at 8.87%.